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The Essentials of Parenting at the Family Nurturing Center, Medford

November 30 @ 1:45 pm - December 14 @ 3:45 pm

Join us for a FREE ongoing weekly class at the Family Nurturing Center, focusing on learning the basics of parenting facilitated by Jaimee Cordero! The first three classes will be on Thursday November 30th, December 7th, and December 14th (All classes are 1:45 - 3:45 pm). Then there will be no class for two weeks and we will start back up on Thursday January 4th. Topics will include: Nurturing Parenting Child Development Positive Discipline Bonding, Attachment, Empathy Nutrition and Health…

Santa Claus to Visit Three Jackson County Libraries – December 9, 15, and 17

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - December 17 @ 12:30 pm

This December, Santa Claus will visit three Jackson County Library locations. The Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles Street, will host a Santa storytime and party on Saturday, December 9 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Children can visit and take pictures with Santa, enjoy a short storytime, and sign up for Gold Hill Library’s Winter Reading program for children and teens. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Gold Hill Library. For more information, call the Gold Hill Library at…

Windows in Time: Believe it or Not: The Strange and Unique Stories of Southern Oregon

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dec 6 and 13

History has its strange and unique aspects, even myth-like, depending on the observer. Dennis Powers, local author and historian, presents the 2017 Window’s in Time lecture: Believe It or Not: The Strange and Unique Stories of Southern Oregon, on Wednesday, December 6 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, December 13, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. at both locations. A sampling of this presentation: Known for their ability to “sniff out gold” and…

LAUNCH|Talk with Jim Teece at Climate City Brewing Company in Grants Pass

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to learn the Top 15 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know to Survive and Thrive in Southern Oregon! Jim Teece is a parallel entrepreneur, running several successful businesses in Southern Oregon: Project A, Ashland Home Net, Rogue Broadband and Umpqua Broadband. He’s also a partner in Art Authority. He’s also very active in the community. Find out more at JimTeece.com. Join Jim as he shares his stories and the Top 15 Things Every Southern Oregon Entrepreneur Needs to…

Holiday Potluck with Storyteller, Tom Doty at the Talent Community Center

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning storyteller and author Thomas Doty (www.dotycoyote.com) will share stories about Plant People and Place at our annual holiday season potluck. Everyone is welcome! Thomas Doty is a native storyteller. Since 1981, he has traveled the countryside performing and teaching traditional and original stories. He learned his art from native elders, including Grandma Maude, the family storyteller. Doty was born in southern Oregon where he still lives. He is descended from Shasta and Takelma people, as well as from Irish…

Fire and Forest Briefing at Rogue River Siskyiou National Forest, Medford

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Its no secret that the timber industry and their allies the Jackson County Commissioners would love to use wildfires as an excuse to throw out the rulebook and clearcut post-fire forests on steep slopes in some of our most productive salmon-bearing watersheds. What is a secret is that the timber industry hopes to “pack the room” Thursday night to berate Forest Service officials for not slicking off the entire Chetco Watershed. Please Join us to Make Sure your Voice is…

Preview Night: select short films at The Ashland Outdoor Store

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come watch some exciting outdoor and environmental short films to help us pick favorites for the 16th Annual Siskiyou Film Fest (Feb. 10th, 2018). Graciously hosted by the Ashland Outdoor Store Learn more about the Siskiyou Filmfest at http://www.siskiyoufilmfest.org https://www.facebook.com/KSWild/

BFA Readings – Open Mic at Caldera Tap House in Ashland

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2nd & Last Thursdays monthly

Come and enjoy past and present SOU students' reading of original poetry, prose, fiction and other works of creative writing. Reading isn't necessary, but we invite all SOU writing students to read at the open mic! Show up early for sign-ups. No cover required! Minors welcome! (Subject matter and language may vary) We will be featuring writers published in SOU's literary journal, Main Squeeze. Copies will be available for purchase at 10$ each. https://www.facebook.com/souwritersguild/

Ashland Death Cafe

December 14 @ 7:00 pm

Explore how death can inform and inspire the way we live. Come together in a relaxed setting to discuss death, drink tea, and eat delicious sweets. $10 suggested donation. Space limited, registration required. Go to AshlandDeathCafe.com.

Sacred Prayers & Poetry Writing, 4-Part Seminar at Havurah Synagogue, Ashland

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 28

Rabbi David’s graduate training was in teaching and writing poetry. In this four-part writing seminar Reb David each class will begin with a sacred liturgical prayer-poem from Jewish, Christian, Sufi-Muslim, Native American or Buddhist traditions. Participants will then learn how to emulate the style of the poetry of the masters to create their own unique expressions. No previous writing experience necessary but this class will be for entry level and more advanced writers alike. $20 - $40 Sliding Scale for…

Life of Learning Holds Annual Holiday Candlelight Concert in Merlin

December 15 @ 7:00 pm

 Life of Learning Foundation will hold its annual holiday candlelight concert at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 15th.  This free event will feature traditional and modern sacred music provided by the Foundation choir under the direction of Doug Norby. The performance will include an array of beloved Christmas carols in striking arrangements, the traditional Lord of the Dance, songs by contemporary composers Will Todd and Kurt Bestor (Prayer of the Children) and more.  The program will also feature an inspiring talk by…

Local Author Leslie Compton at Barnes and Noble, Medford

December 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Nov 25 & Dec 16

Dearest Minnie, a sailor's story: Travel with Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet 1907-1909 Dearest Minnie is a strong narrative-driven creative history which brings to light a typical sailor's life on the USS Virginia during Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet cruise of sixteen battleships around the world in 1907-1909. https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061890950-0 November 25, 2 pm December 16, 2 pm

Native Storytelling Conference at the Bellview Grange in Ashland

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You're invited to join us for a magical evening of indigenous-based storytelling. Break away from fast-paced technology and holiday chaos for a few hours to hear these precious, age-old stories. . .stories that help us understand our humanity and stories that inspire us to be better people, in balance with earth and each other. Storytelling is not simply a form of one-dimensional entertainment. . .it is a form of teaching and raising levels of consciousness. Native American stories hold sacred…

Free Avalanche Awareness Seminar w/ The Shasta Avalanche Center at The Ashland Outdoor Store

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no formulas to memorize. In 1 hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches. Avalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches don’t just happen to extreme athletes – they can…

December Guild Lecture: Siskiyou Mountain Wildlife – Medford Branch Library

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a walk on the wild side in our own backyard with John Jackson to learn about wildlife, geology, and rare plants of the Siskiyou Mountain region during December’s Guild Lecture Series on Wednesday, December 20, from 12 noon—1 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue.   The Siskiyou Mountains have a wide variety of animals not commonly seen anywhere else. Jackson will discuss 12 different animals and share real furs, pelts, and feathers from…

True Tales of Wonder with Mark Yaconelli at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Hearth presents its annual holiday fundraiser with heartfelt stories by Hearth founder Mark Yaconelli. "True Tales of Wonder" will be an exploration of beauty, loss, and hope through story and song. Music by Wendi Stanek, Duane Whitcomb, and others. This is the only 2017 fundraiser for The Hearth which will help us continue producing a variety of community-building events. $10 suggested donation. PLUS, attend the fundraiser and get the first opportunity to buy tickets to The Hearth's "Bridging the…

December TED Talks: Underwater Adventures – Medford Library

December 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The TED Talks theme for December is “Underwater Adventures.” Enjoy talks that delve into the dark depths of the planet’s deepest waters. Join us on Tuesday, December 26 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the Adams Room of the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. We will present video lectures by Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean, Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus, Edith Widder:Glowing life in an underwater world, and David Lang: My underwater robot. Robert Ballard is known for his…

Bee Medicine, Magic & Alchemy with Benjamin Pixie at the Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland

December 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come! Join Us for an ambroisal tasting of honeys, meads, poetry, potions, stories & songs... Come- whoever you are! Come & delight in the powerful gifts of the root legged green people. Celebrate, experience, and learn about herbalism, wildcrafting, medicine making, & alchemy. So much of what is sweet, most nurturing on our planet, and in our lives is brought to us via the work of the most industrious of pollinators - Apis Melifera. She who builds cities of plant…

Frederick Douglass at the library—FREE in Grants Pass

January 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

January 3–31, 2018 Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries 200 NW C Street The Grants Pass branch is hosting "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" from January 3–31. This FREE multi-paneled exhibit developed by the The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History explores slavery and abolition through the eyes of one of the most famous men in nineteenth-century America, Frederick Douglass. For more information, email info@josephinelibrary.org or call 541-476-0571.

ROGUEGirls: Nutrition for the Young Female Athlete – Smullin Health Education Center, Medford

January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan. 10th 7pm-9:00pm Ages 10-18 Kids and parents both welcome Ticket Information:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nutrition-for-the-young-female-athlete-tickets Overview: The appropriate nutritional fuel from dietary sources for young athletes is imperative for performance, growth and well-being. Many factors play a role in nutritional status including body composition, menstruation, dietary patterns, body image, cultural norms and sport/training regimens. Addressing the female athlete triad and understanding and building confidence in the young athlete’s ability to nourish is a critical factor. Addressing caloric needs, eating patterns for health and…

30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. City Celebration at the Historic Ashland Armory

January 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The 30th annual Ashland Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 15th at the Historic Ashland Armory (208 Oak Street) in downtown Ashland. The public is invited to attend and celebrate Dr. King's legacy and our diverse and vibrant community. Seating is always limited and available on a first come basis. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. This is a family event and all ages are welcome. For overflow attendees, a simulcast live…

Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year – Presentation at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland

January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his…

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Southern Oregon (Winter) at The Expo in Central Point

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of legal marijuana! You'll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment and more in our amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, prop 91 and more! Oh, and did we mention FOOD TRUCKS?? Fabulous local food trucks will be fueling the munchie machines all weekend! https://www.facebook.com/thcfair/ Tickets:  http://www.thcfair.com/event/vendor_tickets.php?eid=49

Author Marilyn K.S. Wilbur ~ I Am This, Feeling Out Loud – Author Talk at Aquarius Books and Gifts, Grants Pass

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Author Marilyn K.S. Wilbur ~ for a Book Signing of her book, I Am This, Feeling Out Loud. https://www.facebook.com/Aquarius-Books-and-Gifts-322338404164/

“THE NEW WILD WEST: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown” – Journalist Blaire Briody at Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Mt. Shasta native and award-winning journalist Blaire Briody will be in Ashland on Monday, January 22, 2018 to promote her recent book, THE NEW WILD WEST:Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown (St. Martin’s Press, September 26, 2017, $27.99). Using a mix of first-person adventure and cultural analysis, THE NEW WILD WEST is the definitive account of what’s happening on the ground and what really happens to a community when the energy industry is allowed to set up in a town with little regulation or…

2018 Rogue Valley Health Fair at the Medford Armory

February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

An event designed to increase public awareness by providing an opportunity for communication and education regarding issues in health and wellness. We offer information on making simple lifestyle changes, such as change in diet, smoking, exercise and stress management that can help the average person dramatically improve their health. Information is targeted to all ages. Workshops - Free Samples - Screenings - Raffles https://www.facebook.com/roguevalleyhealthfair/

16th Annual Siskiyou Film Fest at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center

February 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The largest conservation event in southwest Oregon and our most popular event of the year is back! Join us for an inspiring night of film, fun, and local food. 3PM Doors 4pm - 9pm Films To volunteer, become a sponsor, or for more information at http://www.siskiyoufilmfest.org/ *Tickets go on sale Jan. 4th!

ASIST Workshop at Jackson County Health & Human Services, Medford

February 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - February 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an internationally recognized Evidence Based suicide prevention training program. The full 2-day program will teach participants how to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, apply a suicide intervention model, review the risk of suicide, and link people with community resources. This training is valued at over $200 and is being offered for $40.00 through Jackson County Health and Human Services. Space is limited, so register early and be sure you…

She Kills Monsters: Play & Discussion at SOU’s Black Box Theatre, Ashland

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

She Kills Monsters: Play and Discussion The Oregon Center for the Arts will present the play She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen in the Black Box theatre of the newly remodeled theatre building at SOU (February 15-17 and 22-25, 2018). Following the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on February 24, a panel of theatre faculty and student actors, designers, and technicians will participate in a post-performance discussion of the play. The play recounts the story of a young woman who stumbles…

Medford Comic-Con 2018

April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - April 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Medford Comic Con Vendor application coming soon! MORE Details coming soon! https://www.facebook.com/Medfordcomiccon/ https://www.facebook.com/jclibraryservices/

Meadowlark Comic Con at the Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meadowlark Comic Con presented by Colossus Girl Entertainment LLC is a pop culture and comic convention coming to Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center in beautiful Medford, Oregon, May 12th, 2018. 10 am - 5 pm Meadowlark Comic Con brings fans of pop culture the ultimate fandom experience with a flavor of community. Comic books, celebrity guests, toys, video games, cosplay, and more. We also support the Western Meadowlark, the original State bird of Oregon. For more info visit www.meadowlarkcomiccon.com…

16th Annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum

October 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE! There is no other event in the Rogue Valley that brings together representatives from all over Oregon to answer your small business questions. Get free consultations, attend seminars that cover up-to-date topics for all stages of business, and network with fellow entrepreneurs. Ticket information:  http://roguebizforum.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RogueBizForum/

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